Back to School: Protect Home Field Advantage with the Right Garage Gear
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Your garage could be all that stands between your family and a burglar.
Is your garage burglar proof? Review the follow to determine whether or not you have taken the necessary steps in your garage to protects your home turf.
- Do not leave your garage door open, even when you are home.
- Install motion sensor lights above your garage door and a remote light control.
- Lock the entry door between the garage and your home.
Did you know? 30 percent of burglaries occur through entry of an unlocked door or window.
- If you will be away for a few days, set your Security+ 2.0 garage door opener to away mode. This way all remotes associated with your garage door opener will be disabled while you're gone.
- Frost or block garage windows.
- Consider installing a MyQ Connected Home system so you can close from your phone after it notifies you that your garage has been left open.
Did you know? LiftMaster’s MyQ Garage Universal Smartphone Garage Door Controller and the MyQ Internet Gateway are both integrated into Alarm.com’s connected home technology. Alarm.com connects a wide range of devices for a seamless connected home experience and complete control through a single mobile app. With advanced home automation features like Geo-Services, you’ll never forget to close your garage door again.
- Upgrade to a LiftMaster MyQ wall control unit. It disables all outside remote control signals, comes with a motion-triggered light sensor and includes a timer to close in case you forget when you leave.
- Install a peephole in the door between your house and garage in order to see what’s going on if you hear a strange noise, rather than having to open the door to investigate.
- Keep your car doors locked, even in the garage. Take your garage door opener in the house with you, or lock it in the glove compartment of your car.
Did you know? The average dollar loss per burglary in the United States is just over $2,100. This amount far exceeds the cost of a basic home security system, and of course doesn’t include the emotional or psychological damage.
- Secure any valuables kept in your garage and try to keep them out of sight when the door is open.